Then feeding with osmocote, then feeding with high phosphorus, constant debudding, and not allowing new stems to grow. The goal is one great large flower to a plant.
I admit I don't care if they are giant flowers, they are very beautiful and provide luscious fall color.
Notice the petals curve inward, like a good leader leans into his people.
( It is said in Chinese literature about these flowers, which were emancipated from a lonely form of one flower, a single yellow fall flower, to become just one of thousands cultivated thus far).
The history is very interesting.
They're amazing flowers, and the varieties are endless.
Click to enlarge. These are iPhone photos. (G3)
This one looks so much like the light shining through a lemon.
Click on this to see the way the flowers petals are translucent.